The Spirit of the Lord was upon him.
God had annointed him to share the Good News of salvation with the poor. Those who are poor because they lacked resources. And to those who are poor because they lack the truth. They lack meaning in their lives.
God sent Jesus to set the prisoners free!
We were all slaves to sin.
We were all stuck in the bondage of hopelessnes and darkness.
Until Jesus came.
Until he opened our blind eyes.
Until he lifted the oppression of sin from us, delivering us and giving us a life filled with love and grace.
Today we proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor!
We proclaim a lifetime of the Lord’s favor!
Jesus saved us!
And his spirit lives within all believers today!